Egypt's Political Instability and Challenges Facing U.S. Central Command
NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI DEPT OF OPERATIONS
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Increasing political tensions in Egypt have brought criticism of President Mubaraks leadership as well as U.S. foreign policy and financial aid efforts. Recent terrorist attacks and threats by Islamic militants have put pressure on Egyptian leadership to improve the nations social and economic problems. If tensions eventually affect the stability of Mubaraks government, or lead to an attempted takeover, the U.S. could become involved in military intervention. Egypt has been considered a key link to foreign affairs in the Middle East for many years and is also critical to keeping peace between the Arab World and Israel. With Egypt and Israel receiving half of U.S. foreign financial aid, it is unlikely that the U.S. will look the other way if problems arise in Egypt. Following the guidelines in the Operations Department Syllabus, this paper addresses a current operational or strategic issue in support of a military strategy. After discussing the current political situation in Egypt, this paper proposes a military strategy for Egypt, as well as analyzing the challenges to U.S. Central Command in preparing for a future crisis in the Middle East--whether an internal insurgency challenging President Mubaraks regime or working with Egypt in a coalition against an external threat.
- Administration and Management
- Government and Political Science
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
- Unconventional Warfare